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Online Master of Science in Data Science and Analytics

The online Master of Science in Data Science and Analytics program is structured to develop the advanced skills to design and build tools to extract, assimilate and analyze data, and gain an understanding of the systems to predict and enhance future performance for enterprises across all domains of the private and public sectors. The Gallogly College of Engineering developed this program in collaboration with the Schools of Computer Science and Industrial and Systems Engineering, to provide you with a diverse set of in-demand technical and analytical data skills.

Program Benefits

The University of Oklahoma online Master of Science in Data Science and Analytics program is tailored to help you enter and advance in the rapidly growing field of data science and analytics in as little as 24 months.

With an M.S. in Data Science and Analytics, you can:

Earn the Credential Needed for Advancement - The most sought-after jobs in data science and analytics require advanced education. With an online Master of Science in Data Science and Analytics degree from OU, you will likely have access to higher paying jobs and career advancement opportunities.

Gain Skills that are Applicable in Multiple Industries - As a data scientist or a data analyst, you have a wide range of opportunities in diverse fields that include IT, human resources, banking, health care, education, with organizations of all sizes. Whichever career path you choose, as a data scientist or analyst, you will play an integral part of the business decision-making process.

Expand Your Career Opportunities - Between 2018-2028, data scientist and data analyst positions are projected to grow much faster than average. In this program, you will gain the data science and analytics expertise that is in high demand now and into the future.

Form Connections in Your Industry - The OU Data Science and Analytics Institute offers various training opportunities and collaboration with industry partners in the data science field. You will get a head start in transitioning from the classroom to the real-world.

Program Structure

The online M.S. in Data Science and Analytics program is 33 credit hours and can be completed in 24 months. The program curriculum includes 24 credit hours of core courses and 9 credit hours of electives. A sample course sequence is below:

M.S. in Data Science and Analytics - Sample Course Sequence
Semester 1
Computing Structures5
Semester 2
Algorithm Analysis3
Advanced Analytics and Metaheuristics3
Semester 3
Fundamentals of Engineering Statistical Analysis3
Elective3
Semester 4
Database Management Systems3
Intelligent Data Analytics3
Semester 5
Elective3
Elective1
Elective1
Semester 6
Professional Practice4
Elective1
Total Credits33

Admissions Requirements

Admissions to the University of Oklahoma’s M.S. in Data Science and Analytics program is selective. The Data Science and Analytics Institute in the Gallogly College of Engineering has the following requirements for admission:

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 GPA
  • Coursework in:
    • Calculus I
    • Calculus II
    • Linear Algebra
    • Two semesters, or a year of high language programming (Java or C++ preferred) 
  • TOEFL exam (international students)

Admissions Timeline

The online M.S. in Data Science and Analytics admissions committee operates under a rolling admission process, the committee strives to respond to all applicants within two weeks from the time a completed application is submitted. 

How to Apply

  1. Online Application
  2. Additional Documents
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Resume
    • Three letters of recommendation
  3. Official Transcripts
    • Official transcript(s) must demonstrate a conferred bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or previous postgraduate level studies with a level of achievement acceptable to the Admissions Committee.
    • The Office of Graduate Admissions prefers official transcripts to be submitted electronically to gradadm@ou.edu.
      • If your undergraduate institution does not provide electronic transcripts, please have official transcripts mailed to:
        University of Oklahoma, Office of Graduate Admissions, 731 Elm Avenue, Room 318, Norman, OK 73019

Please note that International students have an application deadline and may require English Proficiency documentation. Visit the International Student page for details.

Tuition & Financial Aid

The University of Oklahoma’s Financial Aid office can assist you by providing information about scholarship and financial aid opportunities available at the University of Oklahoma. Please visit: http://www.ou.edu/financialaid.html or call (405) 325-9000 to learn more.

*Tuition and fees are subject to change at the discretion of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.